Oakham School, Rutland

Oakham School is a co-educational independent school in the market town of Oakham in Rutland, with a school roll of about 1,000 pupils, aged from 10 to 18.

Oakham School
Chapel Close
Market Place
Oakham LE15 6DT

Modern facilities in the heart of Oakham

Oakham School Enterprises Ltd (OSEL) provides conference venues, corporate function venues, training rooms and sports facilities during the Easter, Summer and some half-term holidays.  The school’s facilities are available for private hire to both residential and day groups. We offer a blend of traditional and modern multipurpose venues perfectly suited to host residential courses, meetings, seminars and conferences, sporting and social events. Oakham’s central location means that we have excellent road and rail links to London, Stansted and Birmingham airports.

 

Services available for all facilities

  • Catering
  • Wi-Fi
  • Car parking
  • Audio visual equipment
  • Accommodation

Dance, Drama & Music

Theatre

The Queen Elizabeth Theatre is a 225 seat proscenium arch space with full technical support areas and equipment. Also within the building are a drama classroom, department teaching and production support offices, a paint shop, wardrobe, male and female dressing rooms (complete with showers) and a wide variety of store rooms. The front of house area contains a box office and bar area.

Music School

The Music School has 15 individual practice rooms, two professional music recording studios and a sound proof drum and percussion studio which are all available for hire.

Chapel

The beautiful chapel at Oakham School which seats approx. 600, can be hired for religious events, weddings, memorials, conferences and musical events by the general public.

Sports & Fitness

Sports Pitches

Doncaster Close offers 3 grass hockey pitches, 4 cricket pitches and 6 outdoor cricket nets.
Farside offers 4 rugby pitches, training paddock scrummage machine, a grassed athletics track, shot-put / discus cage, long jump.
Wilson Fields offers 4 rugby pitches, Association Football pitches and lacrosse pitches as required.

Swimming Pool

The 25 metre indoor pool offers 4 short course lanes with the option for 6 using reduced width, a 0.9m shallow end and 3.2m deep end, 3-5 anti-wave lane ropes, 2 large, newly refurbished changing rooms and a fully automated, insulated pool cover. Adult and Junior swimming lessons are also available.

Sports Hall

The full size Sports Hall at Oakham is marked out for : basketball court / 2 smaller courts, 4 badminton courts, 4 indoor cricket nets, 1 tennis courts, 1 volleyball courts and 1 netball courts.

Fitness Centre

The Fitness Centre offers 22 workout stations, 15 Pulse Fitness resistance machines, Kaiser spin cycles, Concept II rowing machines, 2.5-25kg free weights and a stretching area. Public memberships are available

Astro Turf Pitches

The flood lit astroturf can accommodate a full size hockey pitch and 9 tennis courts and the non-flood lit astro also accommodates a full size hockey pitch and 12 tennis courts.

Tennis Courts

9 Astroturf flood lit courts, 12 Astroturf non-flood lit courts, 7 outdoor hard courts and 1 indoor court are all available for hire by groups or individuals.

Celebrations & Events

Historic Entertaining Areas

For a more formal gathering, meeting or workshop, the Old Hall and Bowes Room give a glimpse back in time. With traditional oak floors, high windows and panelled walls, the rooms are steeped in School history. Conveniently located in the centre of the town, both spaces offer flexible room configuration from boardroom style to cabaret.

Pavilion

Light and airy with doors opening onto the cricket and rugby pitches of Doncaster Close, BAFS Pavilion is ideal for smaller meetings and social events. With a fully equipped kitchen and serving area, it is well suited for private hire. Seated capacity: 60
Standing capacity: 80

Entertaining Areas

The Wheelhouse Gallery provides a dedicated converted barn to showcase, share and inspire your audience. It is the deal space for a small exhibition or private event. Maximum Capacity Standing : 20

Chapel

The beautiful chapel at Oakham School which seats approx. 600, can be hired for religious events, weddings, memorials, conferences and musical events by the general public.

Courses & Corporate

Historic Entertaining Areas

For a more formal gathering, meeting or workshop, the Old Hall and Bowes Room give a glimpse back in time. With traditional oak floors, high windows and panelled walls, the rooms are steeped in School history. Conveniently located in the centre of the town, both spaces offer flexible room configuration from boardroom style to cabaret.

Pavilion

Light and airy with doors opening onto the cricket and rugby pitches of Doncaster Close, BAFS Pavilion is ideal for smaller meetings and social events. With a fully equipped kitchen and serving area, it is well suited for private hire. Seated capacity: 60, standing capacity: 80.

Auditorium

The Wilson Auditorium, with its tiered seating, accommodates up to 225 guests comfortably with a welcoming foyer ideal for an informal drinks reception. It is fully AV equipped and catering can be accommodated for tea/coffee or a stand up buffet lunch in the foyer.

Conference Room

The new social sciences building is the ideal venue for a business meeting with an impressive reception, small conference room and plenty of break out rooms. A choice of a 50 or 225 seated lecture theatres is just a short walk away.

Entertaining Areas

The Wheelhouse Gallery provides a dedicated converted barn to showcase, share and inspire your audience. It is the deal space for a small exhibition or private event. Maximum Capacity Standing : 20.

Lecture Theatre

The Ashburton lecture theatre located in the Ashburton Building close to town, seats up to 50 guests.

Accommodation

Spacious boarding houses are available for hire to groups and businesses for accommodation for conferences and residential events during the Easter, Summer holidays and some half-terms. The ten boarding houses offer a total of 600 guest beds. Each house has its own individual style and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. House sizes range from 36 to 70 beds. Each of the houses offers comfortable common rooms with TV, video facilities and wi-fi. Each house also includes its own kitchen and garden or open space with barbecue facilities. Free onsite parking is provided within a short walk from the house. The accommodation provides single, twin and a small number of multi-bedded rooms on a shared bathroom basis. All houses are within an easy walking distance of all our facilities, sports centre and the central Barraclough Dining Hall.

Accommodation

School House offers 54 beds – 35 singles + 9 twins, shared bathroom facilities, 1 large common room + Old Hall. It also benefits from an in-house kitchen and laundry, together with quiet study areas.

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Round House offers 53 single beds – 5 single rooms + 23 twins, sShared bathroom facilities, 2 common rooms, an In-house kitchen and laundry, quiet study areas and the Memorial Library.

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Littles offers 30 single beds in 15 twin rooms, together with a small kitchen.

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Chapmans offers 30 single beds in 15 twin rooms, together with a small kitchen.

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Haywoods offers 30 single beds in 15 twin rooms, together with a small kitchen.

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Wharflands offers 30 single beds in 15 twin rooms, together with a small kitchen.

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Stevens offers 30 single beds in 15 twin rooms, together with a small kitchen.

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Buchanans offers 30 single beds in 15 twin rooms, together with a small kitchen.

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Rushebrookes offers 30 single beds in 15 twin rooms, together with a small kitchen.

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